French: Tohi à tête noire German: Schwarzkopf-Buschammer Spanish: Cerquero cabecinegro
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. tacarcunae
(Chapman, 1923) – E Panama (lower subtropical zone E from Panamá Province).
A. a. atricapillus
(Lawrence, 1874) – N Colombia on lower slopes of W, C & E Andes.
19 cm; average 49·5 g. A stocky brush-finch looking relatively large-headed, and with longish bill; bill larger and thicker than those of other members of “A. torquatus... read more
Song a high-pitched series of rambling notes which proceed without breaks. Call a sharp note.
Humid and wet forest and brushy borders, also dense old second growth. Favours dense undergrowth... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents insects, including ants (Formicidae) and beetles (Coleoptera), as well as seeds. Forages on ground, tending to keep under... read more
Season late Apr to Jun. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Until recently was treated as a race of A. torquatus, and requires assessment. Uncommon and local, sometimes fairly common. Has a relatively small... read more
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